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. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledge law the suspect in massachusetts. he says there are a lot of unanswered questions. including why the brothers who grew up and studied in the u-s would resort to such violence. >> what ever hateful agenda drove these men to these attacks. whatever they thought they would achieve they have already failed. they have failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. americans refused to be terrorized. they failed because we're not going to waver from the character. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is stead
to president obama and senator roger wicker has been released from custody on bond. the developments came hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing for paul kevin curtis. you might recall he was arrested wednesday. he claimed his innocence. an fbi agent said authorities did not find ricin at his home or vehicle. a news conference is scheduled for later this afternoon. right now, the man charged with sending those ricin letters to president obama and senator wicker released on bond. according to the latest information. and we're also following developing news out of philadelphia. the abortion doctor charged with killing newborns that were born alive. a judge has now dropped some of the charges against him. we'll have the very latest on that breaking news story. plus -- >> we have a broken immigration system. if anything, what we see in boston is that we have to fix and modernize our system for lots of reasons. >> congressman paul ryan defending the need for immigration reform in wake of the boston bombings. but another influential republican and perhaps a future presiden
. i hope the obama administration will allow us that option that exists in our law. they have a very bad track record here. >> reporter: fox news is told investigators are probing a potential link to a islamist group as first reported on fox over the weekend. they were responsible for the attack on moscow airport. in response the group issued a statement saying their disagreement is with russia. they did not deny knowing the brothers. also according to one source who has reviewed that, they were undercut in their claims trying to deny any connection because they pointed the finger as russia as being responsible for these bombings which of course there is no evidence to support that, jon. jon: catherine herridge, lots of tangled leads to unravel here. catherine, thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jenna: for more on this now we'll bring in our next guest, chris voss, retired fbi special agent and hostage negotiator and manager of insight security. we talked you to last few times in. great to have you back on the program. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: catherine is reporting on there
the nra. >> that's my only f-minus ever. >> you earned it. here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the bill, the gun bill was voted down in the senate. >> the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry even though the bill did the opposite. so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> after this week and the vote in the senate, gun control wasn't going anywhere, but does this sense -- this was a big event for america -- the sense of increased anxiety about your personal safety, does that make gun control an even steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. let's understand, this bill was just about background checks, closing the gun show loophole, something the nra used to support. it was really not about reducing the number of guns that people already own or the kinds that they can own or anything like that. so i think what happened was, sadly, this took attention away, diluted the momentum for this bill. attention was paid elsewhere, and then it lost
court and the statement taken from him cannot be used against him in that trial. >> while the obama administration has agreed to delay a reading of his miranda rights under a public safety exemption, secretary of defense chuck hagel has not seen evidence to link the bombings to terror groups. scrutiny turns to the fbi who reportedly questioned the older brother tamerlan in 2011 at the request of a foreign government. this is so interesting. of russia. the fbi told the a.p. despite interviewing him and relatives they did not find any activity. the agency dropped the ball. richard, i wonder if there is going to be a lot of questions and maybe even hearings out of this or what comes to mind just knowing those basic facts? >> there probably will be hearings of the fbi whether it learned more or could have done more. critics say that is monday morning quarterbacking. it ought to be about what we were talking about, what can we do to prevent or identify young people who are radicalized and how did we respond and how what did we learn about lockdowns. as the military would say it ought not
, they make everything worth it. >> and president obama keeps saying we will finish the race. >>> thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we have so much more to come all morning here on "cnn saturday morning," and our next hour begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. i am john vermin. >> and i am christine romans. we would like to welcome our viewers. >> this is a special edition of "cnn saturday morning" live from boston. the dramatic end to this historic, unprecedented manhunt. >> it shut down boston and the surrounding suburbs, this siege, really. listen to what happened with the news that the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev was in custody. >> and residents waving middle eastern flags, and it ordeal ended with this shoot-out last night. >> police are not saying right now whether dzhokhar was not in last night's gun shoot-out, but we know he was wounded in the thursday shoot-out with police that killed his brother. >> this shows the bloody teen on a boat where he likely had been hiding for hours. the boat's owner says he saw smeared blood and pulled back a tarp, a tarp that the
to guantanamo. in any case the obama administration has shown absolutely no interest in that idea and every indication is that he will be tried as a criminal defendant in an american criminal courtroom. >> lindsey graham who himself is a military attorney, has spent 30 years in the u.s. air force, he insists he wants tsarnaev to be tried in american civilian court, but that didn't preclude at least for now naming him an enemy combatant to try to question him to see if there are other bombs out there, other individuals who may be involved. sort of this imminent threat notion. is he on sound legal ground, lindsey graham, when he says, yes, he'll go before a civil trial, but at least for now name him an enemy combatant so he can be questioned? >> well, the obama administration has established a policy of a so-called public safety exception to the miranda rule where for some period of time, it's not entirely clear how long, a suspect can be questioned without miranda warnings and that apparently is what's happening here. again, it's complicated somewhat by the fact that we didn't know exactly w
at the white house, that president obama was hurt, immediately this happened a little after 1:00. i don't know if you can see this, we printed out this chart, you can see what happened here, just around 1:15 when the tweet went out, the market fell, the market fell over 100 points, 133 points to be exact. dipped into the negative. that happened within seconds. within seconds that drop happened. and then ap sent out another tweet saying that they were hacked, and then you saw the market immediately shoot back up. it was a total 180, the market went from negative all the way to positive, over 100 points again within minutes. very dramatic whiplash kind of move. shows you in the age of computerized trading how wall street can react to a tweet that is read around the web. >> boy, oh, boy, alison, such a look at how in the digital age everything moves so quickly. you have to be right about your information. thank you for telling us that. appreciate it. >>> back to boston now, where a short time ago doctors upgraded the surviving suspect's condition from serious to fair. now, it is not easy for the
you think, why you think this and they say they never got a response. >> the obama administration has okayed the suspension of the suspect's miranda rights. is that a temporary suspension? >> reporter: yes, by law it is. it's called the public safety exception to the miranda rule. normally you have to tell someone they have a right to remain silent and if you don't, then you can't use anything they tell you in court. so that's why the miranda warning is given. but there is an exception. you don't have to do it if there's a possible threat to public safety. and here obviously there's a concern about whether there are potential accomplices. investigators say they haven't found any. or other explosives. they say they haven't found any of those either but that's what they want to ask him. and this exception probably begins to expire the moment you invoke it so it's probably no good for more than a day or two but nonetheless they can do that. afterwards they'll have to give him his miranda warning and say whether he'll continue to answer questions. the justice department says even in very
bloomberg view," msnbc political analyst. new book "center holds obama and his enemies" is out june 4th. some believe the boston marathon bombing means de facto we should pause, slow down the process of immigration reform. john mccain calls that ludicrous. what do you think? >> i'm with john mccain on this one. i mean, this is almost pathetic kind of excuse. what does it have to do with a mexican living in the united states who has done everything right and wants their kids to be able to get ahead in american life? what is this incident in boston have to do -- >> the argument is these are two individuals who emigrated from dagestan, from chechnya, came here, and ended up wreaking havoc. >> so what the critics don't get is that what the immigration bill would do, if you actually look at where they are in their preparation of it, is it would strengthen our immigration laws and make it harder for bad guys to get in by modernizing our immigration system. so people who say that, you know, this is an argument against immigration reform, even if they're in the united states senate, simply don'
phase of the case begins. the very complex legal process. an obama administration official telling nbc news tsarnaev will not be given a miranda warning when he's physically able to be interrogated after receiving medical treatment. instead, the official says the government will invoke a legal rule known as the public safety exception. that will allow investigators to question tsarnaev without first advising him of his right to remain silent and be afforded legal counsel. president obama used his weekly address today to praise law enforcement and those involved in tracking tsarnaev down. >> americans refused to be terrorized. ultimately, that's what we'll remember from this week. that's what will remain, the stories of heroism and kindness, resolve and resilience, generosity, and love. >> authorities caught up with the suspect after a tip from a watertown resident. he was hiding in a boat parked outside a home. he is now in a boston hospital and nbc's ron allen is joining me from there. ron, with a good afternoon to you, let's get the very latest on his condition. are you getting word
, president obama praising law enforcement in trackinging down the suspect, late last night after authorities announced they captured their man, this is what the president had to say. >> boston police and state police and local police across the come mop wealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days and tonight, because of their determined efforts, we have closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> nbc's kristen welker at the white house for us. what's happening at the white house today? >> no events on the president's schedule but i can tell you behind the scenes, i have been told by administration officials, the president will be in contact with his national security team when necessary to monitor the ongoing developments in this investigation. you remember when president obama spoke last night, craig, he said there are a number of questions that need to be anticipated, included what motivated these two young men to take these hape noeinous action and of course did they have accomplices? that is the question everybody wants answered now. i don't
between the obama administration and some of the republican -- sorry about this and what that means is the obama administration has said the criminal justice system can make this work, the criminal can handle national security risks like this person, terrorists have been prosecuted, moussaoui. this administration is committed to using the american courts there are some critics, like senator mccain, like senator graham, who say that's too big a risk, that we have too many protection, we have too many abilities on the part of these defendants not to answer questions that put all of us at risk but i don't think there's any chance the obama administration is going to change its mind and use something other than the criminal justice system for this case. >> because a lot of people are raising questions, they had apparently some explosive devices, some weapons, rifles, hand grenades, stuff that's pretty expensive. where did they get this material? where did the money come from that helped them purchase this material? that's why some of these republican senators, lawmakers, are asking for
has only just begun, and the decision by the obama administration, not to designate him as an enemy combatant is upsetting several republicans. >> i have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as enemy combatant. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect at this time. >> let's bring in our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin, joining us from new york. can or should a u.s. citizen be formally given this enemy combatant status? what does the law say? >> every terrorist suspect arrested in the united states, since the first world trade center bombing in 1993 has been treated in the criminal justice system, not as an enemy combatant. standard operating procedure. frankly, the whole status of enemy combatant remains ambiguous in the legal system. the prisoners in guantanamo bay remain in legal limbo. by treating them as criminal suspects, the obama administration is avoiding all kinds of risks and simply acting as the bush administration has in the past and
the george w. bush presidential library in dallas. it opens to the public may 1st. president obama and the four living former presidents are expected to be there. >>> do you want to hear from me what the truth was and they haven't really said anything about it affecting me. >> while in new york, it's nfl draft time. all eyes will be on manti te'o and whether he makes the first round. >>> president obama offered to wash senators' cars if it would lead to an immigration bill. the senators then told obama, if you're going to wash our cars, why do we need immigrant? >>> and on saturday, conan o'brien headlines the annual white house correspondents dinner in washington. >>> and that's the week ahead. >>> i'm fredricka whitfield. on behalf of my colleague wolf blitzer and myself, of course, thanks for watching this afternoon. don lemon picks up live coverage from boston. don, ind you'll be talking to city police commissioner as well. right? >> that's right. police commissioner ed davis will be with me in just a moment here. first though i want to get you updated on what we have. i'm done
president obama observed the moment, traders on wall street joined him as well. silence for the three whose lives were taken in the bombing, krystle campbell, martin richard and lingzi lu as well as for fallen m.i.t. police officer sean collier, gunned down thursday night allegedly during the suspects' flight to watertown. we honor them all tonight as we have this past week. a short time ago, people gathered on the boston university campus as well to remember lingzi lu, who came here from china to pursue a graduate degree in applied math. her family says that while she was here, she fell in love with this city. tonight, this city returned that love. we also honor the bravery of a young woman i spoke to, a dancer who lost a foot and part of her leg in the bombings but vows tonight she will dance again. you'll hear from her when we visit her in her hospital room and her husband as well. there's also late word on the terror plot that authorities in canada say they have broken up. we begin, though, with a very full day here in boston and our "360's" randi kaye. >> reporter: exactly one week aft
at a memorial. earlier president obama had this to say about the stunning turn of events. >> all in all it's been a tough week. but we've seen the character of our country once more and as president, i'm confident that we have the courage and resilience and spirit to overcome these challenges. and to go forward. as one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible. >> his stepson, robert duffy joins me on the phone. mr. duffy, thank you so much for joining me. what an extraordinary day for your familiar len a indeed the city of boston. tell me exactly what happened. >> first i'd just like to start by thanking everybody in law enforcement for doing an unbelievable job. i mean, hats off to everybody about how quickly this, you know, literally 20, almost 30 hours ago photos released, here we are with some form of closure. of course it will take a lot longer for closure for a lot of the victims and the families. but basically what i'm to understand as it's been told to me, the events that took place with my stepfather and my mother, as soon as the outdoor ban was lifted from the boston and the me
the place here. it's going to be nice to get back to lazy lake stevens. >> president obama even mentioned iffrig in this week's statements. we may be momentarily knocked off our feet, but we'll pick it ourselves up. >>> the latest on the huge explosion that leveled parts of one small town in texas. m alwayn to taste great. she was a picky eater. well now i'm her dietitian and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. and our great taste is guaranteed or your money back. learn more at boost.com [ dietitian ] now, nothing keeps mom from doing what she loves... being my mom. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's 50% stronger. in this lab demo e
're going back to boston, thomas me knee -- menino. >>> but let's go the cathedral where president obama spoke earlier this week and sean o'malley. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: george, this morning, for the first time this week, we're hearing more and more people talk about healing. part of that journey will take place here at the cathedral -- also today, the first wake for one of the victims. 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game s
to the department of defense for the obama administration. jay, good to see you again, thank you very much for being with us. you have been involved in so many of these issues. we wanted to talk to you, about your take-away about enemy combatant. judicial decisions in a number of cases can you clarify how long can this exception from your wisdom last. is it the point the arrest. or the point of communication? >> well first of all, it's important to remember that any time dangerous criminal, suspect, is arrested for terrorist acts, our first impulse when that suspect is from a foreign land or is of a certain religion, should not be a reach for the military. the military is not the only answer here. and i warned about that in office, the possibility of over militarization of our common terrorism efforts, it's a whole government effort. second, the notion of designating the suspect as an enemy combatant, i'm not even sure is legal. in this situation. to be part of the enemy force in the congressionally authorized armed conflict from 2001, the suspect would need to be either part of al qaeda or an assoc
. the man charged with sending ricin tainted letters to president obama and others has been released from federal custody on bond, according to reuters. paul kevin curtis was released today after a hearing was canceled. curtis from mississippi also is accused of sending the deadly toxin to these state offices that were being investigated. the question is, what does this release mean, why did it happen? joe johns is live with us now with the latest. joe, how do we make sense of this? >> i tell you what, it is quite hard to make sense of it right now, chris. as you said, paul kevin curtis, charged with sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and other officials released suddenly from custody on tuesday. this information comes to us from the united states marshal service in mississippi. the marshal service did not know and could not provide information on the circumstances of the release. only that curtis was no longer in federal custody and this comes just hours after curtis' detention and the preliminary hearing into his case was canceled. this was in the third day of testimony and
preview of the secret agenda you can expect in a second obama administration. in first term i sang al green. in my second term, i'm going with yung jeezy. >> weez s'll see what he does. conan o'brien, the listed funny man. president obama will get a few laughs as well and i will be live from d.c. next weekend, next saturday night, for the play-by-play of the white house correspondents dinner. >>> major flooding in the midwest. dozens of rivers overnid. the mississippi risen ten feet in 36 hours. live to illinois. >>> and old the older tsarnaev brother spent his time. you're watching msnbc, the pla is for politics. >>> family to me is the most important thing. >> when me and my family get together, it's absolute chaos. clusters of pustules, pimples. the soreness was excruciating. it was impossible to even think about dancing. when you're dancing, your partner is holding you. so, his hand would have been right in the spot that i had the shingles. no tango. no rhumba. you can't be touched. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com >>> there was a moment of silence at the londo
regularly tell me, if obama would just pick up the phone and talk to kim jong un, we could solve this whole thing. >> reporter: all parties know north korea is vulnerable. it desperately needs a good harvest to feed its 25 million people - including millions who may be on the brink of starvation. that's why beijing won't ratchet up the pressure. >> the chinese don't want to cause a regime collapse. that's their number 1 nightmare scenario, really. so, by cutting off aid to that extent, they would essentially be bringing on the one thing they're trying most to avoid. >> reporter: in coming days, north korea's military will be pressed into service in their tens, or even hundreds of thousands to help with spring planting - meantime, hundreds of thousands of south koreans not the military, but ordinary people, are coming out to celebrate the springor cherry blossom festival in the capital city of seoul. people here are tired of pyongyang's threats. for them, talks for the sake of talks are a waste of time. south korean president park guen hye has warned as much. but what would take the place of
or group that claimed responsibility. >> reporter: day four, president obama comes to boston and speaks at an interfaith service telling boston the country stands with it. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon. bet on it. >> reporter: later that day, a break in the case. the fbi releases photos and surveillance videos of these two men walking with backpacks. at 10:48 p.m., gunshots are heard on the campus of m.i.t. in massachusetts. reports say that officer sean collier was killed. after that a black mercedes was stolen leading police on a chase. throwing grenades and pipe bombs out of the windows. one suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. day five, witnesses describe the mayhem. >> we saw the explosion. we must have heard about 60 gunshots. >> reporter: 2:40 a.m. a robo call sent to watertown incidents. >> there is an active incident in watertown right now. all watertown residents should remain in their homes. >> reporter: 4:22 a.m. a suspect on the run. >> we believe this to be a terrorist.
in the marathon attack. >> pelley: elaine, thank you. president obama also paused at 2:50 today to observe a moment of silence. he did in the private at the white house. the u.s. senate paused to remember the bombing victims and the busy trading floor at the new york stock exchange fell silent for a moment as well. the big remaining question, of course, is w and we spent the weekend talking pth people who knew the disbelief we heard nothing but disbelief about dzhokhar, the 19-year-old who was charged today, but some llo knew tamerlan, the older brother who was killed, had reason for concern. al amman lived in the apartment below tamerlan tsarnaev and he says three months ago the two of them argued about religion. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used the american government to... as an excuse to invade other countries. al powmber he said that america's a colonial power ea trying to colonize the middle east and africa. and he also said that the most owsualties in afghanistan and iraq are innocent bystanders gunned down by american soldiers. >> pe
police department and big tears for all the first responders. >> president obama assuring texas residents their recovery also is a top priority. >> so much attention has been focused on the tragic events in boston understandably. we've also seen a tight-knit community in texas devastated by a terrible explosion, and i want them to know that they are not forgotten. our thoughts, our prayers are with the people of west texas, where so many good people lost their lives, some lost their homes, many are injured, many are still missing. >> we are so lucky right now to be joined by one of the brave texans who ran right into danger to help strangers, just after that explosion. chris kabachev is an eighth grade science teacher from west texas. he rescued those in a nursing home wednesday night. are your parents okay? >> yes, my parents are okay. >> where were you, there was a fire and then there was the explosion. where were you when the explosion happened? >> i was in my home in waco, and i got a text message from my dad saying there had been an explosion that had blown several windows out of the
'm standing. president obama will recognize a moment of silence at 2:30 this afternoon. bells will ring. here is the latest information we have right now. the bombing suspect is communicating with officials. the 19-year-old was shot in the neck, is unable to speak at this time. he's been hospitalized since the capture on friday. we're told the communication has been in writing. the exact nature of the communicating, we do not know at this point. we're waiting word of when authorities set charges against the teenage suspect. a justice department official tells cnn that could happen soon. he is expected to face federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had explosives strapped to his body when he died. also this hour a private funeral service begins for krystle campbell. bostonians are getting back to work today after a terrible friday, a lockdown that had much of this city shutdown. the suspect is in the hospital right now and handcuffed and under 24 hour guard. he is communicating with authorities. let's check in with don lemon. what's the latest you're
before the next election in november. so i appreciate president obama's stand. i hope he will become stronger. i think it's not too late for him to put pressure on. i don't think it's too late for the american public. i am recommending that the senate has a special dictate in their legislation. they have more control and more power than the house of representatives. so every person is every state is represented by my senators as well as their own. so i would suggest everybody take a postcard, address it to each one of the senators, get a group together and get a labeling matrix and printout labels and send shame on you to everyone that voted no and thank you to everyone that voted yes. we need to continue this fight. >> when it comes to the bombing in boston, nbc news is now confirming with cambridge pd that there were no gun permits and petitions to carry a weapon for either of the brothers suspected of being the bombers. by all accounts they were suspected of carrying weapons illegally. do you think this terror attack would put a new heat on lawmakers for tighter gun laws? >> i hop
ameritrade. >>> here's what's happening. president obama will be traveling to texas later this week where he will attend a memorial service from last week's explosion at a fertilizer plant that left 14 people dead and 200 injured. world health officials say there is no evidence that the new bird flu strain in china is spreading from person to person. the latest figures show 105 people are sick, 21 have died. gas prices are down. up 11 cents per gallon according to the survey. back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." the tsarnaev brothers, still an unfolding puzzle for all of us. what exactly motivated these two brothers? we're learning more every day. one brother in particular, tamerlan, became increasingly radicalized over the last several years. we know now that the russian government expressed concern about him back in 2011. they warned the fbi he was a follower of radical islam. the fbi's investigation never turned up anything significant. tsarnaev traveled to the troubled region of dagestan for six months. it's where his parents live. it's a hub of jihadist recruitment genera
obama comes to boston and speaks of an interfaith service telling boston the country stands with it. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even loird for t-- louder for t 111 118th boston marathon. bet on it. >> reporter: later in that day, a break in the as i. the fbi released surveillance photo of this tease men walking with backpack. at 10, 48 p.m. gunshots are heard on the campus of m.i.t. in cambridge, massachusetts. reports come in that campus officer sean collier was killed. shortly after the two men carjack a black mercedes and a chase ensues culminating with a shootout in watertown where sun suspect revealed to be tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. day five, witnesses describe the mayhem. >> we saw the explosion. we must have heard about 60 gunshots. >> reporter: 2:40 a.m., a robocall sent to watertown residents. >> there was an active incident in watertown right now. chief defoe is advising all watertown resident to remain in their homes. >> reporter: 4:22 a.m., a suspect on the run. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we be
thoughts on that? >> i don't think that that's going to happen. the obama administration has been clear, they're distancing themselves from that concept. you've got an american citizen. we don't have dzhokhar going abroad in training. his brother apparently did. but dzhokhar didn't. and dzhokhar is going to be tried as an individual on his own right. so i think the chances of this ending up as an enemy combatant are very small. >> but you've heard that because of high security concerns they would like to question him for a period of time, albeit briefly, before mirandizing him and reading him his rights. how long can they do that? how far can they go with those questions? >> well, that's a very good question. because the longer we go, the less likely there is that there's a public security issue here. one thing that the defense will certainly raise is the remarks of the police chief of watertown in which he said these are the only two guys, we're done. now the argument from the government will be well, he wasn't informed. but, you know, that's going to be played out pretty significantly
system of justice. >> i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect. >> reporter: and the question of whether the fbi dropped the ball in 2011 when it looked at tamerlan tsarnaev's activity will be the subject of a closed-door briefing on capitol hill later today, when law enforcement officials brief lawmakers. john? >> all right, barbara starr, thanks so much. barbara starr in washington. i want to bring back fran townsend, cnn analyst, former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush. and fran, i want to get your take here. where do you think the investigation stands right now? we've had these initial criminal complaints given dzhokhar tsarnaev. we've seen sort of the case laid out just a little bit. but how about the investigation itself? what are the next steps? >> well, first of all, we know from investigators that they're cooperating with the russians. i talked to sources, federal sources, and the cooperation between russian authorities and the fbi is quite good. both want to understand what they mig
obama comes to boston and speaks at an interfaith service telling boston the country stands with it. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon. bet on it. >> reporter: later that day, a break in the case. the fbi releases photos and surveillance videos of these two men walking with backpacks. at 10:48 p.m., gunshots are heard on the campus of m.i.t.. reports come in that officer sean collier was killed. soon after, into men car jack a may mercedes leading police on a chase culminating with a shoot-out in watertown where one suspect revealed to be tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. dave 2:40 a.m., a robo call sent to watertown residents. >> advising all watertown residents to remain in their homes. >> reporter: 4:22 a.m., a suspect on the run. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. we need to get him in custody. >> reporter: by 8:00 a.m. friday, all of boston and surrounding areas shut down assen aas unprecedented manhunt ensues for dzhokha
to president obama, our condolences, but also offering russia's assistance in any type of investigation. and today, the father of those two suspects did tell cnn that he was questioned by russian security services and then released. wolf? >> the father being in dagistan, that's actually part of russia. so president putin would be in charge of that whole area. so if he wants to order the father to be questioned by law enforcement, that is easily done in dagistan. >> that's true. and that whole area of chechnya, again, i think it's important to note that that is a very, and has been for years, a very violent area. and one of the suspects did say, if you had come from a place like that, terrorism might not be that important. so i think that's a significant kind of indication of what we're dealing with. >> jill dougherty reporting for us, thanks very much. michael bouchard is joining us now, formerly with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms in washington, atf. what do you make of the latest developments, mr. bouchard? on the one hand, it's very perplexing that a 19-year-old who runs
obama observed the moment of silence as well behind closed doors away from the cameras, wolf. >> it was a powerful moment for all of us here in boston, lisa. i'm sure around the country as well. thank you. for the first time since the boston bombings, the city has control now over boylston street. they're not far way from where i am right now. the site of the attack. the fbi made the handover less than two hours ago and there was a ceremony to mark the moment. watch this. [ bagpipes play ]
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